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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
quote course, to wiggle. oh, wow. that's the move, i guess. joining us, now, to tell us about their new cd and dvd, "big birthday," and the final tour, the wiggles. welcome back, greg. five years away to deal with your illness. how does it feel to be reunited? >> i'm glad you asked me to come back. and i'm glad to be part of the final celebration tour for the wiggles. it's amazing to be back on stage with these guys. >> how are you feeling? >> fine, thanks. at the top of my health. can't wait to get on tour again. >> your energy seems to be right on top. and for you guys to have the yellow wiggle, sort of not in action for a bit, has it been tough? >> it was.
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Jul 18, 2012 4:00am EDT
football. >>> and he's got more artistic talent than most of us, meet justin, the painting horse. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin with much of the country bracing for a new one-two punch of blistering heat followed by violent storms after more than two dozen temperature records were toppled yesterday. today the blast furnace will be back on across the east and cooling off will come at a big cost. all part of this summer of extremes. the signs are everywhere from rivers running low to city high-rises running out of water from the cornfields to the kitchen sink. this is taking a toll across america. 80% of the country is unusually dry. this year's drought already the largest natural disaster in u.s. history keeps spreading and heat records keep falling. in chicago, where it hit 101 on tuesday a transformer overheated leaving people in this 29-story building to struggle with no ac or water and only one running elevator. >> we're like 10% elderly. 45% people have little pets. getting like an oven. >> repo
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
apart a gymnasium that dozens of cheerleaders were using as a practice facility last evening. it also knocked out power to parts of our area once again just days after the recovery from the storms on june 29. richard reid is on storm watch tonight. he is live from warrington, virginia with the efforts on the clean up there. >> this toppled tree will be the top of the town. take a look at it. it is huge. they have everything here. high winds driving rain, power outages. take a look at this photo of a house just down the street. a tree limbs that look like tentacles. the weather here has been a major headache. >> nature's fury did not pull any punches in this county. >> trees were just blowing all over. >> high winds and stinging rain battered the area. >> i've never heard it russia against the house like that. >> the storm split -- i've never heard it rush against a house like that. >> the storms but trees and knocked down fences. >> it was coming horizontal league. >> in this neighborhood, fallen trees are everywhere. >> twisted and downed power lines left dozens without electricity f
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm EDT
to find motives. what escalated to the point had that. a neighbor told us she believes the couple had to bang children. a sister and a child also live them. in and out, going to work. the kids liked to play. investigators have to figure out what went wrong and why. thane were here for more but they install not released key details or any -- have stillout not released key details or any motive.ion about a thank you so much. also new tonight, two key in the movie theater massacre in colorado. disturbing new information the suspected gunman is activities after he was arrested. also, the so-called warning this -- before this attack ever happened. first, a heartwarming show of support by the star of the don't, christian bale. -- christian bale. this shows him with one of the survivors. also posed with members of of thepital staff our era.enter of visit comes as the accused gunman has been told to be guards and ise to wear a face card he leaves his cell. had told friends he worried for years about her being socially isolated, and her son towanted counseling. he is scheduled to go back into
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Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this out on twitter for instant updates and you can give us your two since on our facebook page. >> also 29 a report is out on the internal investigational into the child sex abuse scandal at penn state. it is a scathing report that says many top school officials including the late coach joe paterno kept quiet about the allegations against jerry sandusky. brad bell is live with reaction to the report. >> this is a community that loves penn state, loves penn state's football team, and they loved joe paterno. that is why many people here on college avenue are telling us this report herds. tonight in state college one aspect will trample the rest. the claim that joe paterno knew of jerry sandusky's abuse of children in participated in a cover up to avoid bad publicity. >> he is burry but they will continue to bury him from the sound of it. clucks he was hired to determine what campus officials knew about the crime. he announced the result of his investigation at a philadelphia press comments this morning. the bottom line -- joe paterno and those above him put the school and footbal
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Jul 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
shooting. the arsenal of weapons when they found in his home is significant. , joins us with the latest. >> police believe he wanted to pull off the mass shooting in prince george's county but he did live right here and anne arundel. police raided his apartment and what they found inside was a scary thing it. >> it is really quiet most of the time. >> residents cannot believe a man police think wanted to pull off a mass shooting lives in this apartment complex. >> i live right over there. to know somebody over here has all of that freaks me out. >> police believe a man named neil prescott threaten his supervisor two separate times. police say he called himself the joker by phone and said he would get his guns and blow everybody up. they have no doubt he was referencing the mass shooting in colorado. >> he said, i am a joker. in light of what has recently happen. i think it is fairly obvious. >> yesterday they came to the apartment building and became concerned enough by the mental state that they got a warrant and came back early this morning. they discovered 20 guns and a huge a
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Jul 25, 2012 12:00am EDT
. apparently it was started five years ago by people who want to sell us more tequila. now we celebrate. did you have a fun national tequila day? >> >> jimmy: i decided to conduct an experiment, during the show i will ask guillermo if he had anything to drink, what do you say? >> one or two. >> jimmy: this afternoon we told guillermo we had something we needed him to shoot. that wasn't true? was it? >> no. >> jimmy: we set up a camera. we told him the shoot wasn't ready. people started bringing him tequila shots. the idea was we wanted to see how many of them he would actually consume. >> a friend of mine had been chilling it. you and i. >> ooh. >> salud. >> salud. >> what is this? ♪ >> three, right? ♪ >> one more? >> magic johnson buying the dodgers. real nice s guy. >> you too. >> i got to go to the gym. we got to toast for it. earth, wind and fire. >> oh, okay. awe ca >> come on, don't be a [ bleep ]. >> ha-ha-ha. i have to tell you something -- >> what? >> i knew there was a camera right there. the tequila -- so [ bleep ] you guys. [ cheers and applause ] >> so how many -- how drunk
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Jul 9, 2012 6:30pm EDT
melting into the arc fault. >>> baseball stars running for cover. and a dozen cheerleaders tell us how they survived this terrifying collapse. >>> forgotten flyers? a 19-hour nightmare. no air conditioning. no food. and a new video of passengers on the tarmac. >>> flame fighters. a fire breaks out. these people try to use the fire extinguisher and can't. could you? >>> and fear factor. what this man chased by a great white shark is saying tonight. >>> good evening. as we come on the air tonight, it is official. the government confirms this is the hottest six months in u.s. history. more than 24,000 heat records broken already this year. and as the heat takes a brief break in parts of the country tonight, storms are sweeping in, toppling buildings. our extreme weather team out in force. and abc's david kerley starts us off. david? >> reporter: in this texas baseball stadium and across the country, the historic heat wave went out with a boom! a boom of night lincoln. the twins and the rangers battling each other, and the weather here, sending players running not for the ball, but for cov
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Jul 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
seans. >>> and the secret of champions, olympians are just like us. are they? why they're faster, better, stronger than mere mortals and how you can be too. >>> good evening. as we come to air nearly 40 million americans are standing the skies, wondering what the night will bring. high winds, tornadoes and wicked weather across a massic swath of the country right now. a line of storms stretching more than 1,600 miles. just look at this map, outbreaks from tulsa to the tip of massachusetts. reports poring in, twisters touching down. tens of thousands of lightening strikes. the sky lit with destructive potential. abc's meteorologist ginger zee is tracking it all for. what are you seeing. >> reporter: tonight the biggest threat is what i have to take you to. i'll show you the map and all the watches that everyone is seeing. if you are in this area, you have a chanc of seeing at least 60 to 8 o miles an hour winds, large hail h and gets reports in of tornadoes. bottom line, we're in the thick of it, as this summer of extremes continues. >> reporter: severe storms almost ever where you look t
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Jul 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in montgomery county where we found a neighborhood where neighbors tell us they got potentially and live power lines on the ground, and they have been there since the storm hit putting everyone at risk. >> there are downed power lines and lots of children in the area who potentially play with these power lines which would be hard. good >> we call them to say we have downed power lines and the tree was in the middle of the road. it is very dangerous, and it is monday, and still no one is here. >> there are numerous other problems as well in montgomery county. top officials from pepco will join us with the latest on the efforts to restore service stre. this was a welcome sight to many of us who were still without power. many were traveling all the way from canada and arrived at fort myers to assist the efforts. they worked to restore power to thousands who are still in the dark. the federal government will allow a region will not allow non-essential employees to take leaves tomorrow. schools are being closed tomorrow and four fireworks celebration have been cancelled due to storm dama
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Jul 6, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the grid being so fragile. also it will be putting a strain on the power and all of us with this dangerous heat tomorrow. >> thank you. there are still thousands of people in the area without power from last week's storm. at the unbearable temperatures to that and is just awful for them. >> seven nights, and 7 days. no power. no air-conditioning. people are thinking about taking action against pepco. first they have to get their lives back together. >> day 7, it has been to court -- terrible since day one. >> she has lived in her home for nearly 50 years. she cannot ever remember a week like this past week and she blames pepco. >> yesterday my house was 104. so i told them i was going out to -- i and sweltering. " they have been sleeping in the basement. their only relief is a fan powered by a generator. >> it makes it five degrees cooler. >> nobody in seven days has shown up in this area. >> across town its savior has had enough of the heat and -- xavier has had enough of pepco. >> despite multiple calls the power is still out. >> you feel like you are putting in all your new in
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Jul 19, 2012 11:35pm EDT
by a dentist? does any of this have to do with the fact that his dad to the rest of us was rocky, one of the most famous actors in the world. >> i can handle it. >> reporter: sage was 14 years old when he starred opposite his father in rocky five. >> i'm not scared. >> reporter: at the height of his fame, sill ses was the epidny of man. >> ram bow was seen by hundreds of millions of people. sage stallone was a struggling actor and sometime director who never made headlines until his untimely death a few days ago at the age of 36. we don't know the real cause, it's clear that growing up in the shadow of fame can leave kids vulnerable many. >> they're competing for roles. they're get aing a lot of feed back. they're getting turned down. >> reporter: today, the children of celebrities have added pressures, spending more time playing hide and seek with the paparazzi. >> reporter: should there be a zone of privacy around celebrity's kids? >> when katie holmes brings suri in and out of his apartment building, he is making a public relations decision to do that. she wants us to see her
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Jul 18, 2012 11:35pm EDT
tyson answers some tough questions and tells us why we should believe he's a changed man. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 18th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the frantic hunt for clues in the mysterious disappearance of two young girls in a tiny iowa town. six days ago, they went out on a bike ride but never returned. triggering a sweeping fbi search, with the help of hundreds of local volunteers. but still, no substantial leads, on a trail growing colder by the minute. abc's alex perez comes to us from evansdale, iowa. >> reporter: it's the mystery that's turning the tiny town of evansdale, iowa, upside down. >> the more time and things that go by, you know, more thoughts that go through your head and the worse the pit in your stomach gets. >> elizabeth collins and lyric cook vanishes after leading for a bike ride friday, seemingly without a trace. the only clue, their two bicycles, found at the edge of this local lake. that was five d
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Jul 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
district tell us in the past several months pepco has been cutting down and cutting back trees to try to stop this from happening. those same residents say they are very frustrated because even though some of the trees have been cut, the power is still not on. reporting live in northwest, jummy olabanji. >> outages creating a domino effect as many traffic lights are still out of. that makes the commutes' even longer and more frustrating for drivers. john gonzalez is in bethesda with more on that part of the story. >> it is truly remarkable how dark it is in bethesda maryland. this is old georgetown. rd. and democracy georgetown you know how busy this intersection usually is. it is dark for miles in each direction. more than 250 dark corners in montgomery county. >> i don't think anyone is accustomed to seeing this unless there has been a tornado. >> hundreds of tracks and signals out and some at major intersections, still in the dark -- hundreds of traffic signals. thousands of pounds of broken trees and utility poles and lines dangling. >> especially that piece of telephone pole hang
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
for joining us. >>> thank you. >> what is your take on the earning season so far? tell me how your clients are viewing it and what people are doing with their money these days. >> okay, well, clients are nervous about money these days, they're hearing europe slowing, china, big announcements. it turned out to be a lot better than expected. if you look at sort of bottom line numbers, about 60% are beating on earnings. that is a really good statisti, but only from the% are beat -- 40% are beating on revenueand rgins. >> why is it? >> slowing. >> do you still see a risk of partners, adversity, what are they doing? >> actually, i was just in boston this week, they are very, very cautious, they look at europe. they d't think things have improved. the fiscal cliff is a big discussi now. and china, they're frustrated because the stock market has continued to really push towards new highs. >> interesting, even though the back drorop is what -- somewhat weak, thee maet i -- >> i t think sothing that is a good leading into care, the last 20 years, always called the direction right, high ield
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Jul 13, 2012 11:35pm EDT
juicy glazed ribs and one famous harley riding barbecue guru shoes us how it's really done. this is "nightline," july 13, 2012. >>> good evening. tonight it's one of the most wide-spread scams in the world of cyber crime. raking in millions of each year. you receive an e-mail that looks like a cry from help from a friend who has been rob rd on vacation overseas, but it's really a hacker looking to cash in. well, when one of these e-mails ended up inbox of a "nightline" producer, she and abc's consumer correspondent elizabeth decided to follow the money and "nightline" investigates. >> reporter: hi. just writing to let you know my trip to the philippines with my family has been a mess. >> the e-mail came from 10,000 mimes away, pleading for help and money. >> it has been an awful experience. i was hit at the back of any neck with a club. >> it landed in our producer's inbox a few weeks ago and she suspected it was one of the most popular online cons going these days. one the fbi says costs americans millions of dollars a year. it's called the stranded traveler scam. >> i need you to
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Jul 29, 2012 9:30am EDT
-- >> thank you for joining us for a look at business and finance and the washington region. facebook fails to imess with their first earnings report. marylands in a special session. we will ha more during our rounundtable coming up p later in the show, the first a look at some businesses motivated by more thajust the bottom line. each were launched d to s succeed but ey are also giving back supporting charitable c causes bending today, we speak to connie gririffith h from gator ron's, t toddracken from frosting bakery and coffee bar and bodil lund from bodil lund jewelry. welcome to you all. connie let me start with you. your business was a labor of love. started out of inspiration f from your husband. >> my husband had a dream to have a business and he had wonderfuful recipes. in 2007, he was diagnosed with als. his dream took a back seat to his disease. in november 2011, i lost him to his disease. through his sickness, he still talked about his dream. when he died, i decided to keep his legacy alive and produce the sauces. >> he made sure that you knew how to make them correctly. >> nothing
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Jul 17, 2012 4:30am EDT
that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great tuesday. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead, federal investigators headed to laytonsville maryland, to figure out what caused a small plane to crash killing one person and injuring another. good morning. it's tuesday, july 17. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. glad to be with you. let's check the forecast with meteorologist steve rudin. >> quiet conditions. a warm start. temperatures will remain above average for the next couple days. 81 degrees. at reagan national degrees clear skies to the west. mid 60's in oakland and cumberland, 70 in winchester. in terms of the satellite and radar, there's a cold front of to the north and west of us. that will impact our weather tomorrow. look at the project by temperatures -- projected high temperatures. approaching 100 at reagan national. temperatures will have a hard time falling below 80 degrees in many locations overnight. highs near 100 degrees tomorrow. the full forecast
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Jul 18, 2012 6:30pm EDT
us to eye department if i the predator. >>> made in america. the firestorm over those olympic uniforms, made in china. well, what about the clothes on your back? tonight, david muir with american workers who are already bringing jobs and that label right back home. >>> good evening. tonight, an astonishing strike at the heart of a dictatorship. it is like something out of an international thriller. a bomb, right in the command center of syria's president bashar assad. at least three of his key commanders have been killed, including his powerful brother-in-law. one rebel said, "this is the beginning of the end." so, what does this mean for the united states? and what about syria's dangerous ally, iran? abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour has the story tonight. >> reporter: fighting raged in the capital after an unp unprecedented strike at the heart of the once untouchable syrian regime. bashar assad must be wondering who he can trust after a bomb was detonated in once of its military headquarters -- exploding in their situation room -- killing at least three of them
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Jul 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
here, century theaters is right behind us. you can see some of the police response in the background. hundreds of officers are on scene, 10 of fbi agents on scene. this was packed. at least two theaters showing "the dark knight rises" movie. packed and just after midnight, when all hell broke loose. it happened in the middle of the movie, in a packed midnight screening of the highly-anticipated "the dark knight". >> gun shots were firing and we heard like explosions or something. everyone started panicking after that. as we left, there was gas in the lobby and it was hard to breathe. >> reporter: eyewitnesses spoke of a man dressed in a mask and opening fire with a shotgun. >> i heard sound of metal canisters clinking around then i saw plume of smokes. >> reporter: rounds penetrated into theaters 8 nextdoor. more than 150 police have responded to the scene along with 100 fbi agents. >> i just thought he was some punk with like fireworks, like, oh, we do this at the main opening. there's going to be a lot of people. trying to get attention. >> the back is full of blood. >>
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00am EDT
week. at that point where temperatures. let us look from our rooftop camera. here is a beautiful sunssunrise. 80 degrees at reagan national. 81 in lexington park. culpepper, not a bad start, 72. up there 100 degrees today and tomorrow. it will feel like 100 to 105. we have a slight chance of a few late day thunderstorms. 30% chance. i will talk about the weekend and seven-day coming up. let us get a look at the commute. >> we are doing pretty well right now you're here we are in the beltway. new hampshire ave. today, fortunately the day after the july 4 holiday, things are moving smoothly on 495 between silver spring and college park. here is a map. there was a report of a vehicle broken down on the door to russian and partly on the ramp to sp -- on the george washington parkway on the ramp to spout run. you'll see a little bit of activity with police on the scene. over to springfield, still pretty heavy as you head up from newington to springfield. slowing down. 395, still looking good to the 14th street bridge and into town. >> not bad at all. thank you. we begin with a violent
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Jul 17, 2012 11:35pm EDT
everything you dream of doing and never be tired or lose your edge? it's the drug secretly being used off-label by pro athletes, pilots and suburban moms. but what's the catch? >>> j. lo and enrique. they've got a red hot tour. week taking you backstage to talk love, marriage, and why j. lo's ready to marry again to the boyfriend who's almost 20 years her junior. >>> and the peer pressure of the president. and the unlikely stars smooch. the agony and ecstasy of being caught by the scoreboard kiss cam. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. well, some call it viagra for the brain. the ultimate pill for a 24/7 society. and it almost sounds too good to be true. a prescription medication that keeps you focused and awake for days at a time without the jitters of caffeine. with no crash. no serious side effects, at least none they've discovered yet. it is called provigil. and although it was created to treat sleep disorders, off-label use has skyrocketed. and abc's dan harris shows us why. >> we can only access 20% of our brain. >> it lets you access all of it. >> reporter: the idea is so tantali
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Jul 1, 2012 9:30am EDT
-- >> thanks for joining us f a look at busine and finan in the washington region. it w was a w week of suspense and speculation, and in the end w have been leftft withh morore suspspense and speculaon. businesseses employees, and heth insurance providers hav to sort out t the next steps they need t take. as i found out after the decision was announced reaction is still mixed. linda ouout works at a cancer support community. the ruling alleviates one reason she wakes up at night. >> worrying about whether my husband would not have treatment because we could not afford its and have to watch him die because he was not getting the comprehensive cancer treatment that he needed. >> there were a number of papatients who felt belief that they had a safety net under them. >> many small-business owners aree worrying this could be prohibitive the banks in small business person does not need one more thing they have to follow. >> polls show 61% of voters oppose all or part of the plan. >> it has not helped us at all. i have seen no have been bending our company has to offer insurance to children u
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Jul 31, 2012 6:30pm EDT
broadcast to the states. and the friends at the "wall street journal" use popsicle sticks, reenactments. if anyone has acrobatic cat, they should dress up in tiny unitards, they will do the same down the road. >> you are going to be back in a minute to report on the debate of the young swimmer from china. can a 16-year-old girl really swim faster than the olympic men? look at her big hands, her feet? that is coming up. and here is the total medal count tonight. china and the usa v u.s. tied, 23 medals each. and japan is third. >>> back in this country a close call in the sky today. a bird collided with a pack the united airlines jet flying into denver and the bird punctured a hole in the front with a gaping hole in the nose. fortunately, the flight landed safely. but as clayton sandell reports, bird strikes are a growing threat. >> reporter: it could have been cat frofic. a feathery midair collision. this united 737, with 151 passengers, on approach to denver international airport today when it collided with what appears to be a large bird. the impact tore a giant diamond-shaped hole in
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Jul 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
wednesday july 4. glad you are joining us. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. happy birthday, america. we will start with traffic and weather. steve is gathering the latest details on traffic. in the meantime, adam caskey. >> typical for the july weather for washington. heat and humidity. it will feel like 100. we will have a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day with a few thundershowers as well. we will have sunshine, clouds, thunderstorms, barbecue and repeat, then bedtime. there's a downpour moving through hagerstown and dropping southeast. otherwise, like sprinkles fallen apart approach in frederick cumberland frostburg. scattered storms as early as 11:00 a.m. today as they pop up randomly across our region. one or two could be severe. high temperature of 97. if there's a heat advisory starting at noon. typical for the july weather in washington. watch for lightning while outside. you will be safe in buildings and in your car. there could be gusty wind annandale -- and hail. >> northbound b-w parkway closed at the beltway. all traffic diverted onto the outer loop.
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Jul 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
took a key oral exam, he went out to a sporting goods store and bought one of the rifles he used in the attack. three days later he withdrew from the program. he ultimately did fail the exam by the way. so, now they're wondering was the academic failure something that triggered whatever episode he had that led to the shooting? other situation, maybe a recent breakup with a girlfriend. that would have been a factor as well. no one knows for sure. speculative >> he had been ordering shipments for four months. it's hard to think that one -- triggered it. >> mental illness lying it all and breakup or failure at school triggered it and brought it violently to the surface. a theory. >> we heard a theme of forgiveness. a lot of the survivors say they actually forgive the shooter. one guy who was shot three times says when he saw images of holmes at his first court appearance he wants to tell holmes he foregives him and wants to pray for him. >> that take is a gracious spirit. it take is a while to get to that place. >>> the suspect in a mass shooting is being told if he doesn't shave his beard
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Jul 8, 2012 9:00am EDT
the recovery taking so long? >> what is holding us back is a stalemate in washington between the two fundamentally different views of which direction america should take. this election is your chance to break the stalemate. >> as you look at the president's record, ids long on words and short on action that created jobs. and again, talk is cheap, action speaks loudly. ptioned by t the national captioning institute www.ncicap.org-- >> this week, a special edition. we a taking at the dependence day celebration to step back and bypass breaking news. also, we took the fourth of july off. [laughter] all the polls tell us that the number one issssue is the sad state of the american economy. millions of americans still out of work, many with little hope of finding jobs. the american dream of owning a home has becom a nightmare for a lolot of americans. although we have traditionally been a nation of optimists, a majority of american parents tell us datee bank -- less they think their children will be worse off than they work. -- than they were. >> our businesses have created over 4 mill
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Jul 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
the human body. >> who knew? >> who knew? >>> good news for the folks visiting us on vacation. if you're hitting the road for the fourth of july break, the gas prices continue to plummet. >> good news for a lot of folk. >>> exclusive video of the family of the american graduate student that was attack by chimps. they're arriving at a hospital in south africa. their son is in stable condition. we'll have the latest with andrew. >> what a story. >>> we begin with the heat wave. 16 states under warnings of advisories this morning. adding to the scorcher, millions out power. sam is out, kicks off the coverage this morning. outside times square. >> hey, good morning, robin. 3,165 record-high temperatures in the month of june, this, as we just start july. the fiery red dots in the middle of the record-high temperatures. the yellow represent the 3,000. the red dots are the warmest temperatures ever. nashville, never happened before, 109. atlanta, 106. raleigh, 105. we were on pace with the temperatures in saudi arabia and all over the deserts. with all that heat came an awful lot of stor
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Jul 26, 2012 11:35pm EDT
dollar bourn franchise is handing over the reigns to a new guy. tonight jeremy renner tells us his unlikely path to superstar. >>> good evening. i'm sin thee that mcfadden. tonight is renting the new reality? even with more r mortgage rates at his tor tick loes more and more americans are choosing to rent instead of buy and it's not just homes. car ownership rates have plummeted in recent years. and new and create iways to rent everything from fu on thes to baby clothes are cropping up everywhere. but does it really make economic sense not to buy? here is abc's melody hof. >> well, this is cool. >> meet brian, the 30-year-old chief executive of air b-n-b. it pairs people seeking temporary rental with those with room to spare. >> in the wake of this economic environment, people are realizing that access is more powerful than ownership. >> air b-n-b started less than five years ago and issest baited to be worth man a billion. she rents out a room in this modest victorian for $35 a night. a luxury tree house goes for $175 a night. and for the luck kwi few who can afford it a 6,500 squ
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Jul 5, 2012 11:00pm EDT
reach. >> thank you. give that kid a pat on the back from us. the prolonged heat is suffocating the region. if you thought today was bad, it is about to get hotter as we head toward the rest of the week. bob ryan is tracking the forecast. >> after the power outages and as you can see in austria's report, it is very serious. -- autraia's report, this is one of 95 or higher. we were at 100. many spots -- quantico was 100. winchester there was 95 degrees. i am afraid tomorrow not only will it be above 95 degrees for the ninth day in a row breaking previous records of 95 or hotter it will also feel again like 105-110 degrees. unfortunately even hotter as we get into the weekend. saturday, folks of already issued an excess of he to watch because on saturday from noon until 10:00 the index will make it feel like 115. it is really excruciating heat for everybody who has lost power and is trying to deal with it. there have been a few thundershowers. tomorrow just a slight chance. this will be coming to an end on sunday but with the risk of severe thunderstorms on sunday. i will tell you the
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
thunderstorms possible. most of us will remain dry. >> we had one accident eastbound 66 after the exit for the plains. metrorail starting on normal service systemwide. nothing complicated on 270. travel times working for us on virginia and in maryland washington and baltimore. now back to natasha and steve. >> the man arrested in the movie shooting in colorado has back to court this morning. james holmes is expected to be formally charged. cameras will not be allowed in .he courtroom this time >> formal filing charges. prosecution is expected the hammer on james holmes. at his arraignment, he could face hundreds of charges included 12 counts of first- degree murder. and also reckless endangerment for the explosives found in his apartment. >> i do not care what the motive was. i want to see justice. >> she said she will be in the .ourt room she was shot several times. >> it was because of stress and trauma. >> many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of this investigation is a notebook that school.ent to the >> a psychologist or psychiatrist may pose a threat st
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Jul 19, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and folks had to clean up from a month.r in the past john gonzalez joins us from d.c. with more. steve, the damage is throughout the city. d.c., downed was trees and power lines is the problem. al-nour island avenue, we walked of homes andber businesses that have been flooded for a second time in eight days. rhode island ave. business owners and homeowners faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage again. roughly a thousand homes lost throughout the d.c. metro region. this time of the damage is unusual. >> numerous trees came down on was aa weeks ago and it morning.enario this >> it has been really hard, very crazy. down on the street. you just make the best of it. >> while pepco worked through night to restore power, flooding is once again a problem island ave. been hit for a second .ime in just over a week >> it shoots up like a geyser. >> the last time he spent the day cleaning and drying his , this time he's ripping out after more storm water .nd sewer water >> we had a meeting the monday the first blood and they really offered no good solutions. was injured during sto
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Jul 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
chaos, because of a united us there will be calm again. >> alex went to the opening of the batman movie to celebrate his birthday. jesse childress as well. and a 6-year-old veronica sullivan. >> we will honor you by celebrating life, by living our lives better. >> sunday the president flew to colorado to privately meet with victim's family members. >> it was an opportunity for families to describe how wonderful their brother or their son or daughter was and the lives they have touched and dreams they held for the future. >> no one has provided insight into the psyche of james holmes the 24-year-old suspect with no criminal record. he was reportedly brilliant and relatively isolated. he has been accused of planning a diabolical attacked. now a community is enough to hold memorials in the wake of a madness that no one can comprehend. >> all of us in this local community were affected by what happened on friday. we will never be the same. >> the suspect is scheduled to make his first court appearance on monday. jay korff reporting, abc 7 news. >> mitt romney says the president was a
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
trying to skirt campaign finance laws by using strong donors to contribute money to both his campaign and federal candidates. and then reimbursing the donors to cover it up. >> i want to live in a place where i can say those are my leaders. i don't feel that way about d.c. right now. >> it looks like we don't have any trust in them any more. >> this is the latest in a growing campaign scandal and the district. earlier this year, two men charged guilty to federal corruption charges linked to the 2010 election. one city council member says this man may not be over yet. >> we have to clean it up. people have to realize that it is more than perception. there are more people that will be in trouble. >> since word of this first command yesterday we have not heard any, may or statement from major greg. - mayor grey. >> we will have complete coverage of the campaign scandal in d.c.. our bureau chief will be in the courtroom today and for its and updates, log onto our website -- wjla.com. >> and capitol hill, the house opens debate as it prepares to vote on repeal bill for the first t
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Jul 23, 2012 6:00am EDT
all of them and hopes they have strength and consolation. >> james holmes used to attend church with other families. they say he never hung out with people his own age. a friend said that he last spoke with him six years ago. >> i assume something must have snapped, but i don't know that. this is absurd and so out of character, from my understanding, of this young man. >> told gores mill road messages of support for the victim's and james'family. we will continue to follow any developments in the story. you can always log on to wjla.com for the latest. >> let's get a check of the forecast with adam caskey. it will be hot and sticky, mid 90's. this ' use of chesapeake beach earlier, clouds over the bay. in fairfax we have some clearing. setting the stage for a beautiful sunrise in fairfax at 72 degrees. 68 in leesburg, 64 in inwood. in the '60s in some of the potomac highlands. most of us in the low 70's. 75 in arlington. 95 today, spotty thunderstorms short after the lunch hour or and off and on through the afternoon and evening. >> 66 eastbound pass a slowdown. in manassas again at
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Jul 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
is going on for the two of them, after the parents split. lara's going to bring us that. >> that's ahead. >>> we begin with record rainfall and flash flooding that has so much of the country drenched this morning. thousands left without power and triggering dozens of high-water rescues. sam, of course, has been tracking it all for us this morning. good morning, sam. >> good morning, robin. here we are, talking about our extreme summer again. we talked about all-time record high temperatures for weeks in a row. now, daily record-high rainfall. this has been a four-day event in the southeast. look at the last 48 hours. the heaviest rain has been in houston to corpus christi area. and in the 4 days, 14 inches of rain. it's unbelievable in that zone. but the worst pictures of the last 24 hours came out of san antonio, texas, where the roads look like muddy rivers. look at the story. the fourth day of record rains brought severe floods from the southeast into the deep south and all the way to central texas. in port lavaca, texas, 8 inches of rain in the last 24 hours. dropping passenger
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Jul 24, 2012 2:35am EDT
was lacerated the i am not sure if that is showing any of that. >> reporter: she showed us the stitch as long the side of her head where doctors pulled out 200 splinters and the more severe wound in front where her skull was actually pushed back inside her head. a bone from her hip was used to patch it up. amazingly the shredded chunk of pole didn't make it through to her brain. >> i feel great. >> reporter: bronze believes she has been given a second chance at life. >> i still have this opportunity to live my life. i do plan to live it every single day. >> reporter: neal karlinsky, abc news, washington. >> oh. the moment of impact in that crash. can you imagine that? >> the poles were teepee poles, they were going to build a classic, native american pe. teepee. we know a place where tossing and turning have given way to sleeping. where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta can help you get there, like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activit
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Jul 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
officers used deadly force after they say a man started shooting at them. jummy olabanji joins us live where it all happened. good morning. >> fairfax county police still remain here on the scene at hours after the shooting. you can see the active investigation. what police say it was sunday night just before 11:30 p.m. when two officers were it in this area of mount vernon when they spotted two suspects that look suspicious. we are told the police approached the two suspects and tried to talk to them when one of the suspects began to run away from police. two officers then began chasing the suspect and one that caught up with him, there was an altercation. >> during the altercation, it appears the suspect is played a handgun and fired shots towards the officers. one of our officers returned fire, striking the suspect. >> when the suspect was taken to -- the suspect was taken to mount vernon hospital, where he later died. we are not told get out many times he may have been shot or who -- or who the suspect is. police remained on the scene collecting evidence and the waiting for the sun
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm EDT
happening at the park sherrington apartments behind us here. police have blocked off the entrance way to the apartment buildings. this is about one dozen police officers on the scene. here is what we know so far. just before 3:00 we are told a family member came home and discovered two bodies, that of a man and women and they are calling them suspicious deaths. they're focusing on this apartment building and a dumpster behind it. they are going through the dempster as we speak. we have seen them interviewing three people who live in the apartment. not a lot of information is released. is early in the investigation. we saw them going into evidence collection equipment. they are getting started on this. neighbors are beginning to get home and seemed stunned this is happening. we will stay on top of it and have the details as soon as we know them. >> keep us posted out there. thank you very much. meanwhile thousands of people took their message to end aides straight to the white house today. a handful were arrested. sam ford is live with the details. >> 20,000 people are here for the int
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Jul 18, 2012 12:00am EDT
target ramen scholarship. let's begin. show us your finest noodle slurp. >> jimmy: so do a noodle slurp, like you're slurping noodles. all right, pretty good. >> okay, here's one more. if you could meet the inventor of ramen, what would you say to him? >> guillermo:i would say thank you for inventing the ramen noodles. >> jimmy: ramen. >> guillermo: roman. >> jimmy: ramen. >> guillermo: romney. >> jimmy: it's not romney. ramen. okay. i think you might win this. [ laughter ] >> dicky: target has all the "stuff" you need to get ready for college. go to targetstuffscholarships.com to see all the available scholarships. >> jimmy: "jimmy kimmel live" is back in two minutes with russell brand, olivia munn and matisyahu. [ cheers and applause ] true for guacamole,same whee show us what that dance would look like. ♪ want to hop in the back and get weird? no. no. ♪ ugh, no! [ sighs ] we can have hotdogs for dinner?! yes. [ male announcer ] it's nice to finally say "yes." new oscar mayer selects. it's yes food. they're itchy, dry and uncomfortable. i can't wait to take 'em out, throw 'e
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Jul 30, 2012 12:00pm EDT
save about 10 minutes a day. john gonzales joins us from the scene with more. >> we are right now live on the old 11th street bridge, but moments ago, the mayor and transportation officials opened up the long-anticipated ramp that directly connects now 295 south to 395 and 695 also known as the southeast southwest freeway in one direction. you can see traffic moving. this is part of the 11th street bridge project that is intended to reduce travel times, eliminate short cut through neighborhoods, and improve the river that is just below is. for years, drivers headed southbound through the city made a dangerous u-turn and an illegal u-turn on pennsylvania avenue to get onto 295 or they used the howard road exit a few miles down. now you can take this ramp without stopping. >> it provides the missing link for those commuters and citizens trying to get from east washington to downtown washington, d.c. specifically the southeast- southwest freeway. you may recall the decades ago the interstate system was not completed in washington d.c. through the 11th street bridge project, we're making t
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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am EDT
candidates face. our abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny. good morning, rob. it looks like it will be one for the ages. we are four months from the election. and the new poll shows a dead heat. as the race ramps up in a couple races. the contest is dead-even. president obama and mitt romney are tied among registered voters nationally. but the poll shows troubling news for the president. 63% believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. after another slow month for job growth, president obama is renewing his look on taxes, vowing to extend tax cuts for the middle-class. and raising taxes for those that make more than $250,000 a year. >> folks like me, we don't need a tax cut. that will help pay down our deficit. >> reporter: the president is personally calling on his opponent to release his tax returns. saying it's important for him to be an open book. romney says he has nothing to hide. >> all the taxes are paid, as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government. there's nothing hidd
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Jul 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
derailed. the train is carrying chemicals used in agriculture, including alcohol, which could be fueling some of the fire, and sirene. no word on what may be linking. two injuries. but there's no details on that yet. as you can see, quite a big fire there. it's beginning to come under control at this point. >> we see, such dramatic video, jim. it is a college town. do you know how populated the area is being evacuated right now? >> an industrial area predominantly. but 100 people have been evacuated and sent to the local fairground. it's southeast of the ohio state campus. it's not immediately adjacent to the campus itself. there's no need to evacuate the campus. it's mostly a small, industrial neighborhood that so far has been cordoned off. >> all right, jim. as we said, two injured at this point. we'll keep everybody up to date. jim avila. >>> let's turn to josh elliott and other top stories developing this morning. >> good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with a terrifying ordeal for passengers onboard a flight to miami. they say they feared for their lives after be
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Jul 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
get hit hard in your wallet. the price of corn, used in everything from cereal to livestock feed, rose by 30% alone. here is why the extreme drought has left one-third of the corn crop in three states in poor or very poor condition. it hasn't been this bad in three decades. the first items you'll see more expensive are dairy products, beef and chicken, because, josh, they all rely on animals fed by corn. >> indeed. will there be relief? get that from sam in moments. >>> now, to developing news about gas prices. a strike by oil workers overseas was called off. and that could calm the markets. that's why prices rose for the first time since april. the national average this morning, $3.38 per gallon. >>> and the u.s. government is offering a $1 million reward this morning in the hopes of capturing the four men wanted for gunning down a border patrol agent. brian terry was killed in a shoot-out just north of the arizona/mexico border, by mexican border bandits who robbed gunrunners. two are linked to the u.s. sting operation that armed those bandits in hopes of tracking down cartel leaders
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00am EDT
rescue used boats and helicopters with infrared equipment and a high-powered lights. 80 minutes later he was found under the bonds which is about four feet deep. cpr was performed at the scene. he was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. the exact age and identity of the boy has not been released. we understand investigators will be back out here to try to figure out exactly what happened. reporting live in laurel, john gonzalez. >> thanks so much. several families are wondering what is next after fire destroyed their homes in prince george's county. the flames swept through the apartment last night on rochelle avenue in district heights. brianne carter is there with reaction from residents. >> as you can hear, they're working to board up some of these apartments that are now vacant. 21 units, 30 residents displaced. tense moments last night. many barely had time to get out. dozens of district heights residents are now looking for new place to call home after a fire ripped through their apartment building last night. this woman barely had time to get out. >>
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Jul 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
you may factor in a little extra time for your commute. jummy olabanji joins us live from bethesda this morning to explain. >> good morning. the good news is if you are just up this morning and headed to metro, they are time on their normal schedule. the bad news is as the days go -- as the day goes on, the about could slow down to hour, which means delays. belong nine home on metro could as temperatures continue to rise. were so high yesterday that the trains cannot go faster hour on thes an above ground tracks. same today,the meaning longer waits for customers. >> i have never really seen this before. metro officials say the decision to slow down the trains on actual temperature rails. direct sunlight can cause the rise to more than 135 degrees or higher. if that happens, you can almost guarantee the trains will not be as normal, if a safety decision applauded by customers. >> i would rather be late than be derailed on the side. air-conditioning might not be guarantee on hot days like this. found passengers on one train sweating. >> it's hot outside and it's hot on the train. so
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. police say you should be mindful that excessive alcohol has played a role in these crimes. >> use extra precautionary measures and travel with a buddy. use of well lit and heavily traveled street. >> there really is the bottom line. police say until the catch this guy, they have to assume the danger still exists. brad bell, abc 7 news. >> authorities say this for a crime is rare in ocean city. for more details go to our website, wjla.com. >> a murder at an arlington jewelry store. the men wanted in that crime may be wanted in another robbery. >> let's start with this particular incident in the district. it was very brazen officers were crossed the street investigating something else when the suspect walked into that store. june 9 4:40 1:00 p.m., at the walks into benson's jewelry store and points a handgun at the honor. -- at the owner. >> he recounted the encounter with the thief who may now be a killer. the store surveillance camera shows that the demanding the owner to fill a small back with diamonds. >> he said to go in the room and close the door, and i said for how long? >>
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Jul 19, 2012 12:00am EDT
both a food and a dance. if the same were true of guacamole, show us what that dance would look like. >> jimmy: show them. >> but guacamole is not a dance. >> jimmy: that's the point. you have to show what it would look like if guacamole was a dance. >> oh. but it's not a dance. it's a dip. >> jimmy: i know it's a dip. you have to use your imagination. and show the computer what it would look like if it was a dance. >> you're trying to make me take off my clothes. >> jimmy: no, i'm not. i'm asking you to dance like guacamole. >> whatever, dumbass. >> dicky: target has all the stuff you need to get ready for college. go to targetstuffscholarships.com to see all the available scholarships. >> jimmy: all right. "jimmy kimmel live," back in two minutes with kate beck kins sail, chris harrison and music from rubblebucket. and a dance. if the same where true for guacamole, show us what that dance would look like. ♪ aflac! ha! isn't major medical enough? huh! no! who's gonna help cover the holes in their plans? aflac! quack! like medical bills they don't pay for? aflac! or help pay the mo
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Jul 11, 2012 12:00am EDT
for all of us at abc news, good night, america. jimmy coming next. >> dicky: tonight on an all new "jimmy kimmel live." >> the great actor and academy award nominee gary oldman with a passch from r. kelly's new book. >> i don't see it that way. i see it all coming together. do you feel me? [ laughter ] >> rob riggle -- >> i jump off my tractor and there's a 5,000-pound bull just -- you know. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with a word about the bud light port paradise music fest. four days, three nights, and a two-day music festival on two islands in the bahamas. one legendary party. sounds pretty good, doesn't it, guillermo? >> si, jimmy. it sounds awesome! but as a responsible parent, i don't know if i should go. ♪ >> vamanos, amigo! you work very very hard. you deserve a vacation! >> i know, i do you handsome devil. >> guillermo! you have to keep jimmy kimmel safe. you can't go running off to take a cruise. >> yes, lady. you are probably right. [ laughter ] >> don't listen to the stupid angel. you need to get out on the high seas with beautiful women. >> and the two-day music f
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Jul 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
years for pepco to cut down the trees. >> a lot of headaches now. this will be used to clean up. >> from pumps to power lines what a mess. residents on arcadia say they have been complaining about these trees for years and pepco telling them they have been waiting for the city to get approval to cut them down. reporting live, john gonzalez abc 7. >> now to the aftermath of last month's big storm. the montgomery county council will hold a debriefing today on pepco's response to the storm that left hundreds of thousands without power for days. head of the maryland public service commission will talk with council members about the performance. members of the public can attend the event but will not be booked as speak. coming up, we will talk with one community activist who plans to be there. she has a creative song about her feelings for pepco. we will talk with her at 6:30. >> the government is looking at 911 outages after the storm. the federal communications commission is investigating why verizon customers in northern virginia were not able to get through to several 911 call ce
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